BJP won't cower down by CPI-M's violence: Amit Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Sunday launched an attack on the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) in Tripura for spreading violence, saying that the former cannot stop them from rising in the Left-ruled state.

Ahead of the Assembly elections in Tripura, the BJP Chief, while addressing a public rally here, said, "I would like to tell the Manik government that the BJP will not cower down by violence. The more you spread the mud of violence, the better will be the Lotus blossom".

He added that more than seven lakh people, out of the 37 lakh population of Tripura, are registered in the unemployment list.

"The health facilities here are inadequate. This is what was done here in the past 25 years by the ruling state government. But not the countdown has begun. The BJP will form the government here in March. Even if the corrupt goes underground, our party will dig the earth and bring them out," Shah asserted.

He further said that the Tripura government is not taking any action against the culprits of chit fund because the entire Cabinet of Manik government will be behind the bars.

The Assembly elections in the states will be held in March.

Both Nagaland and Tripura have been two of the few states where the BJP has not formed a government.

In the current Nagaland assembly, the Naga People's Front (NPF) hold the majority.

Meanwhile, in Tripura Assembly, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has been enjoying majority, while Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has been at the helm since 1998.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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